Outreach Projects

Juvenile Justice AODAWTOPPIC PedsBooshké giin
The Juvenile Justice Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Program’s purpose is to create and improve community efforts to increase screening, intervention and treatment of juvenile alcohol and drug problems for Wisconsin’s at risk youth population. Collaboration with the Wisconsin Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Treatment Outreach Project (WTOP) is to provide training and consultation on FASD clinical assessment of women and children at risk, and support to professionals who work with individuals with a FASD.

For more information – Juvenile Justice AODA

The Wisconsin FASD Treatment Outreach Project (WTOP) provides training and consultation on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), clinical assessment of individuals at risk, and support to professionals who work with individuals with FASD. We understand alcohol use during pregnancy and FASD are sensitive issues. The WTOP team is prepared to discuss these topics with concerned women and families in a culturally competent and trauma informed manner to provide education, resources, and support. Some women and families may have heard about FASD in their day-to-day lives. If they consumed alcohol during pregnancy and have children with learning and/or behavior problems, an assessment is the first step in identifying appropriate referrals, services and interventions for both mother and child. To speak to one of our professional staff, please contact us at 608.262.6590 or email us at wtop@fammed.wisc.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

For more information – WTOP

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Pediatrics was awarded a cooperative agreement, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Practice and Implementation Centers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in September 2014. The primary purpose of the FASD Practice and Implementation Center for Pediatrics is to develop, test and disseminate innovative training for pediatricians to decrease stigma associated with the FASD assessment process and increase capacity and willingness to diagnose the full spectrum of disorders associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. Through a partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the University of California- San Diego, the merged Discipline-Specific Workgroup (DSW) will develop asynchronous, on-demand, web-based programs based on the core competencies of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Competency-Based Curriculum Development Guide for Medical and Allied Health Education and Practice (CDC, 2009; 2015).

For more information – PIC Peds

The University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) was awarded a cooperative agreement, Advancing Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (aSBI) and CHOICES in American Indian and Alaska Native Populations through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in August of 2013. The overarching goal of the project is twofold: (1) to demonstrate capacity by DFMCH to provide culturally appropriate training and technical assistance to implement and sustain aSBI/CHOICES services in Tribal clinics serving a patient population that is primarily Native American; and (2) to reduce risky drinking and the risk of an alcohol-exposed pregnancy in the identified patient population. Booshké giin is the collaborative program name chosen by our tribal partners to represent this project; it means to decide or to make a choice. Please direct questions about this program to Angelica Salinas at Angelica.Salinas@fammed.wisc.edu.

For more information – Booshké giin